Airbnb offers a night in a grounded 'pimped-up' KLM airliner

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

November 13, 2014 | 2 min read

Airbnb has announced that avitation enthusiasts now have the chance to book a night’s sleep on a specially-fitted, grounded KLM Royal Dutch Airliner.

The unconventional accommodation will come with a private library, 116 windows, plenty of legroom and eight bathrooms for visitors while it is grounded between the 28 to 30 of November.

The aircraft, which has embarked on a total of 3,675 journeys, will be located in Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport.

To entertain guests the craft will also have a play area, a private cinema and two fully equipped kitchens.

Even Heggernes, Netherlands Airbnb head, said: “Airbnb is all about offering unique travel experiences and the KLM plane fits that perfectly.

“KLM has really gone to town in creating the ultimate airplane listing. This will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any airplane enthusiast.”

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Last month, continuing the theme of zany accommodation offered by the firm, Airbnb teamed up with Waterstones to offer booklovers a night in the flagship branch in Piccadilly.

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